Ludum Dare 35 — April 15th-18th, 2016 — Theme: Shapeshift

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by Corinator - Jam Entry

ColorShift is a fast paced bullet hell, in which you can shapeshift into different ships for unique weapons to match and oppose your enemies. This game is very difficult and takes practice and possibly a well-built computer to get good at. Be sure to read the instructions on the game page. I know it's a bad engine, but it's what I have to work with. Hope you enjoy!

(Click the Green Flag to Start/Restart)

WASD: Move
Left Click: Shoot
Q: Previous form
E: Next form
Space: Shield
M: Toggle Music

Orange is opposite of Blue.
Red is opposite of Green.
Bullets of the same color will not harm a ship.
Bullets of the opposite color deal extra damage to a ship.
A shield will block incoming bullets.
A shield of an opposite color will absorb the bullet, replenishing ammunition for the bullet's color.
A shield will push an enemy back, and will damage the enemy if it is the opposite color.
Think fast and shapeshift logically to get the highest score possible.

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Apr 19, 2016 @ 1:29am

As you say, it is quite hard to play. I think the idea is quite nice and fun. Sadly, Scratch doesn't give you much more power. You should try to port it to another engine and work on that idea.

FBJazz says ...
Apr 19, 2016 @ 1:54am

It's a fun and challenging little game. It lags quite a bit for me, but nonetheless pretty enjoyable. I would have liked a bit more ammo, though. Excellent music, by the way.

CasualCat says ...
Apr 19, 2016 @ 8:38pm

it looks great and promising but unfortunately it lagged too much to be played for me. But the music was nice and the art was good as well.

DSSiege11 says ...
Apr 19, 2016 @ 9:25pm

Like the others said: It's quite laggy, which is too bad cause it might have been a fun game to play especially with the cool music ;)

It would be a good exercise to recreate the game in some other program. Try GameMaker or Unity ;)

Apr 19, 2016 @ 10:03pm

did you name the game after yourself? lol but good work man

Apr 19, 2016 @ 10:05pm

did you name the game after yourself? lol but good work man (and yes, it is marginally laggy for me as well) :0

But eyyyy I got 7 points

mooncalf says ...
Apr 21, 2016 @ 5:50am

I found it hard to play. I was having trouble differentiating the player from the environment.

Arvydas says ...
Apr 22, 2016 @ 2:05pm

Hey this was pretty fun! I really enjoyed the mechanics and gameplay! And the sounds and music were great! Though, there was a great deal of lag for me when shifting to other ships, but besides that, this was a great game to play. Good work :)

Lullaby says ...
Apr 22, 2016 @ 6:56pm

I did not managed to launch the game :( It looks pretty and fun to play, and the mechanics seem really interesting too!
So sad I can't play it...

gurkenlabs says ...
May 4, 2016 @ 1:51pm

Very chaotic and challenging! loved it! (despite the extreme performance issues)

bushmango says ...
May 4, 2016 @ 4:47pm

Unfortunately my work computer is not good enough to play this :( will try again at home

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